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Tell Congress where to cut

In order to balance the budget, Congress is considering devastating cuts to programs like Medicare, Social Security and education. They need to decide by the end of the year.

But the first place they should look to for cuts is our costly, outdated and dangerous nuclear weapons stockpile.

Right now Congress is in the middle of a tug of war over what budgets will be cut in order to keep the country from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.

One option is to gut Medicare, Social Security, education, transportation, and other programs that send money directly to our communities and would rebuild our economy.
The other option is to stop spending billions on wasteful programs, including dangerous and outdated nuclear weapons that cost billions every year. Tell your representative to sign Rep. Markey’s letter urging that cuts to nuclear weapons spending must be part of any budget deal in Congress.
Earlier this year we convinced Congress to stop plans to build a new nuclear bomb plant in Los Alamos, NM, which will save billions of dollars. But the US is still set to spend over $640 billion on nuclear bombs in the next 10 years.

Where would you rather see that money go? To your schools and roads and communities, or to bombs that could destroy the world hundreds of times over? I think the answer is pretty clear.

Congress is working on a deal to balance the budget right now. They need to hear that you want them to find savings by cutting nuclear weapons before a deal is done. Urge your representative to show public support by signing on to Rep. Markey’s letter calling for cuts to nuclear weapons.

Thank you for standing up for a budget that puts human needs above war and weapons.

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